Stolen Car in Calgary Turns into Great Story

March 31, 2008

Instead of paraphrasing the entire posting on this forum I’ll just give you the link as I won’t be able to do it justice.  It is somewhat of a long read but I really enjoyed it.  Here it is.


“Hackers Assault Epilepsy Patients via Computer”

March 29, 2008

  Wow, my last posts have been on articles that I have seen at Wired.com.  For some reason they have interested me.  Apparently some people used some javascript code on a message board for epilepsy support that had used “flashing computer animation to trigger migraine headaches and seizures in some users”.  At first I thought this was an April Fools joke but then I realized it isn’t April Fools yet.  Maybe I’m wrong but this might be the first physical attack someone has done by the Internet.  Unless of course you include some children watching Pokemon online.

 The article is here.


Anti-Emo Riots?!

March 27, 2008

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Headline from Wired.com: Anti-Emo Riots Break Out Across Mexico

While I don’t agree with the violence against the emo kids maybe an agreement can be reached.  Maybe the violence will stop if they quit listening to Morrissey?  That reminds me of an essay from Chuck Klosterman’s IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas  where he talks of the popularity of Morrisey amongst Latinos. 

Why would anyone be violent because of the music someone listens to?  I don’t and cannot understand that.


Kristin Davis Sextape and Publicity

March 18, 2008

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Apparently there is a “leaked” Kristin Davis sextape according to WWTDD.com.  It seems like so many celebrities have these tapes and for some reason they are found right before something is released to garner publicity.  In this case it’s the Sex and the City movie.  I don’t think many guys are going to see it and if they do it is with their girlfriend.  I had the unfortunate opportunity to watch this show because my girlfriend at the time was obsessed with it.  I personally thought nothing could get more painful to watch than the show “Friends” but I was wrong.

It seems like celebrities are using sex tapes to get their washed up careers back into the spotlight (or to get into the spotlight).  For examples, see Pamela Anderson, Paris Hilton, China, etc…  It just seems like a “coincidence” that this video suddenly emerges right before the release of the bound to be shitty Sex in the City movie.  Or maybe I am just too much of a pessimist.


Tent Cities Spring Up in Los Angeles

March 17, 2008

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 I was sent this short clip yesterday and it really shocked me.  Although at times I believe some people make bad decisions which lead to situations like this, when 60,000+ homes are repossessed in a month something more is going on.  Maybe the economy is falling again?


Sex Sells and Sensationalism

February 29, 2008

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It is a well known fact that sex sells.  I posted earlier today about Lindsay Lohan and other celebrities in regards to Playboy Magazine without putting much thought into how many hits I would get.  While my hits aren’t through the roof, I would say that 90-95% of the traffic I have got in the past 7-8 hours has been from searches dealing with “lindsay lohan playboy pictures”.  As a side note, I once got a hit from someone searching for “two girls one cup full video” which gave them the post I did on YouTube and 15 Minutes of Fame.  I wonder if they were disappointed.

I don’t know if I have said the before but I am doing this blog for a class on Sociology and Cyberspace.  Hopefully I will continue it after the class is done as I enjoy doing it.  In class on Wednesday we were talking about ways of increasing “hits” to our sites as there is a 5% bonus to the top 5 blogs in terms of hits.  This would be a nice bonus but I’m not trying to actively seek such traffic by writing on top 10 lists, sex, celebrities or current events.  I find it more enjoyable and a bigger a challenge to write on things that are interest to me.  

This isn’t to say that I am attacking people who do these things.  In fact, more power to them for knowing what people want and being able to write on it.  Instead I find that I like to write on topics that I enjoy and they quite often aren’t the most popular things.  The writing of this blog is enjoyable and challenging.  I have written two other blogs and my style on those blogs are quite different.  To be blunt they consist[ed] of offensive writing often laced with profanities.  With this blog I am trying not to swear as much.

Sensationalism sells and I think this idea can be transferred over to some blogs.  I don’t watch a lot of tv news anymore and don’t read the newspaper as much as I should.  The last few times I’ve watched it I can’t tell if it is news or Entertainment Tonight or a bastardization of both. 


Lindsay Lohan, Playboy Magazine and Other Celebrities

February 29, 2008

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According to a New York Post gossip columnist (which we all know is a reliable source for information) Playboy has offered Lindsay Lohan to pose for its magazine.  Apparently she appeared in some magazine doing a famous Marilyn Monroe piece where she posed nude.  Obviously I’m not going to post these pictures or links to them but if you are so inclined to find them a simple Google search will probably show them up.

Once again this may only be a rumor.  I remember when they offered Britney Spears quite a bit of cash and she refused to do it.  Now it seems like every few days there are posts and pictures on celebrity blogs (such as The Superficial and What Would Tyler Durden Do) of her and Lindsay Lohan that involve them wearing minimal, if any clothing.  Some of these posts are more explicit then what would appear if they did agree to pose for Playboy.  However since they are Hollywood celebrities they will probably not agree to do the magazine even though more explicit photos exist of them.  Why?  Most likely they will say because of “integrity” reasons but I think it’s more likely that they are Hollywood numb skulls.  I mean, Lindsay Lohan is on her way to being washed up if she isn’t already.  Want proof?  Watch I Know Who Killed Me.  I’ve seen better acting done in Junior High drama classes.  Who am I kidding, I didn’t even watch the entire movie. 

In my opinion it is someone’s choice to do what they want with their body if they are an adult.  However, it seems like washed up celebrities such as Tiffany and Debbie Gibson agree to do Playboy only when they are trying to revive their career.  Earlier on they refuse to do such things but when they need the career boost they do it.  It seems like everytime they agree to do these shoots they say it’s because Playboy agrees to do shoots that are classy and artful.    Alright, fair enough.  But why didn’t they agree to do them earlier on when they were offered and only decide to pose when their careers are at the same spot Corey Haim’s is?